What's New

Minor bug fixes including:-

- fix for issue with Ultima IV direction controls.

Added 2 more packs to the in-App 'shop':-

Pack # 14 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
-Summer Games II
-California Games
-Sporting News Baseball
Pack # 15 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
-World Games
-The Games, Winter Edition
-Street Sports Baseball

App Description

This eighth update arrived in January '14.

THIS IS A UNIVERSAL APP

Thank you for purchasing ‘C64: Elite Collection’, for which we have ambitious goals, specifically:
“… to offer access - via mobile and wireless devices - to many of the thousands of fantastic C64 games created since 1982…
and
“…to restore some order to the market for C64 games and to enable other developers and publishers to offer access to their games by licencing our technology for a modest one off fee.”

The media and consumer reactions to the announcement, in late November 2012, of Apple’s approval of C64: Elite Collection have been extensive and enthusiastic. Our concerns now (as they were then) are to ensure that both groups understand that the App is a work-in-progress, a rough diamond if you like and that we’re committed to developing the App over the weeks, months and indeed years ahead.

This App contains ten C64 Games, specifically:
Pack #1 - included
- Alternate Reality: The City
- Alternate Reality: The Dungeon
- Archon
- Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior
- Black Magic
- Bruce Lee
- Emlyn Hughes International Soccer
- Infiltrator
- Monty On The Run
- Summer Games

It also contains an in-App ‘shop’, offering the next nine packs (Packs #2 & #9, #12 & #13 - each priced at £1.49/€1.79/US$1.99 per pack - each pack containing three C64 games. Pack #10 & #11 - priced at priced at £0.00/€0.00/US$0.00 - these packs contain one and three C64 games, respectively.)

Other included features (*: or features coming soon):
- iDaptive (i.e. user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls. An instructional video about the iDaptive Controls can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/22qh8hl (Google: “Tiny URL 22qh8hl”)
- ‘auto save’, on exiting a game
- extensive playing instructions
- option of portrait or (full-screen) landscape play / display modes
- authentic ‘C64’ sound

NEWS & DEVELOPMENTS

What We Did Recently:
- see below.

What We Did Previously:
- reviewed our plans for updating the Apps. Settled upon: making one new pack, each pack containing three new C64 games, available to purchase from the in-App 'shop' every other month or so.
- reviewed our plans for raising awareness of the Apps. Settled upon: releasing a small number of C64 games every other month, more frequently if possible, as stand-alone Apps, (as well as making them available as in-App purchases).
- published in full at www.elite-systems.co.uk (and here) the list of games currently included, or currently included as in-App purchases, in C64: Elite Collection / HD for iPhone & iPod Touch / iPad:
"PACKS" - each “Pack” (other than Pack #1 & Pack #10) includes three C64 games
Pack #1 - included
- (as above)
Pack #2 - in-App purchase SRP £ 1.49
- Ikari Warriors
- Raid Over Moscow
- Super Cycle
Pack #3 - in-App purchase SRP £ 1.49
- Jumpman
- Leaderboard
- Pitstop II
Pack #4 - in-App purchase SRP £ 1.49
- Cauldron
- Secret Armour of Antiriad
- Torture Trouble
Pack # 5 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Buggy Boy
- Paradroid
- Uridium
Pack # 6 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Denaris
- Enforcer
- Turrican
Pack # 7 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Archon II: Adept
- First Samurai
- Lords of Chaos
Pack # 8 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Aztec Challenge
- Blue Max
- Fort Apocalypse
Pack # 9 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Battleships
- Batty
- Frank Bruno's Boxing
Pack # 10 - in-App purchase SRP £0.00
- Ultima IV
Pack # 11 - in-App purchase SRP £0.00
- Ultima I
- Ultima II
- Ultima III
Pack # 12 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Championship Wrestling
- Gateway to Apshai
- Winter Games
Pack # 13 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
- Impossible Mission
- Temple of Apshai Trilogy
- Snow Strike
Pack # 14 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
-Summer Games II
-California Games
-Sporting News Baseball
Pack # 15 - in-App purchase SRP £1.49
-World Games
-The Games, Winter Edition
-Street Sports Baseball

What We’re Doing Next:
- continuing to work toward the achievement of our ambitious goals.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 29, 2013 Initial release
  • April 10, 2013 New version v1.3
  • May 04, 2013 New version v1.4
  • May 17, 2013 New version v1.5
  • June 23, 2013 New version v1.6
  • September 07, 2013 New version v1.7
  • October 11, 2013 New version 1.8
  • November 10, 2013 New version 1.9
  • December 07, 2013 New version 2.0
  • January 02, 2014 New version 2.1